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Circuitry Man (1990)

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the... See full summary »

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In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lori, a female body guard steals a case of such chips and flees underground Los Angeles with Danner, a pleasure android so that they can smuggle the chips to New York. In pursuit is Plughead, a dangerous criminal so named because of the many sockets and ports which decorate his scalp so that he can test and use the chips that he is after. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The final frontier is not outer space. It is the human mind. See more »

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Circulatory Man  »

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Shortly after Plughead is shot, he speaks to Danner, but his lips do not move. See more »

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The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarities to actual persons, living, dead or synthetic, or to actual events or firms are purely coincidental. See more »

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Followed by Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994) See more »

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Stupid, Sad and Moronic? NO
23 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film is one of the cutest scifi films I've seen in a long time. The answer to enjoying it is to not concentrate too hard, and get a load of Jim Metzler in tights. The attempts at humor, although not always entirely successful, are certainly not stupid, sad and moronic. Well, stupid yes. Some of the characters are actually very funny. We find Dennis Christopher here, having forsaken his Italian bike-riding days, instead munching on leeches with rotten teeth, and talking in an extremely loud and irritating New Jersey accent. Jim Metzler, of whom i think I'm the only fan, is really very cute, even with the wig. He plays an android who has a crush on some program in his head. Hey- I liked the police's assistant.


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